Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Sweet Summer Strawberries

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Strawberries from Swanton's

Strawberries from Swanton's

Sweet, Summer Strawberries

Here in California we are very fortunate that strawberry season is quite long.   (more…)


Melon Yogurt Cold Soup

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Melon Yogurt Cold Soup

Melon Yogurt Cold Soup

Here’s a simple, quick, and refreshing summer soup.  Just blend up some orange melon, plain yogurt, and basil.  Serve it with the Prosciutto, Fig,  and Cheese Sandwich.

Prep Time: 10 minutes active, 2 hours chilling time

Serves: 2


½ a large musk melon (or cantelope), cut into medium chunks

1 cup of plain, lowfat yogurt (Greek yogurt if you wish for a thicker soup)

¼ cup of fresh basil, (a few leaves reserved for garnish)

A tiny pinch of kosher salt




Place 1 cup of plain, lowfat yogurt in the blender.  Add in the ¼ cup of fresh basil leaves, torn up (reserve about 4 leaves for garnishing the soup).  Add in the melon chunks and the pinch of salt.  Blend until smooth.

If your melon was previously cut-up and chilled you can serve the soup right away.  Otherwise, let the soup chill for a couple hours in the refrigerator to get it nice, cold, and refreshing.

To serve the soup divide it into two bowls.  Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and top with a couple basil leaves.


Grilled Peaches

Friday, August 20th, 2010


Grilled peaches are a fast, easy, and healthy dessert and the perfect way to complete a grilled summer dinner.  They’re excellent served with a chilled, crisp white wine or a glass of iced tea.  The heat of the grill concentrates the sugars in the peaches, making them sweet and soft.  Make sure your peaches are ripe, but not soft, otherwise they will just turn to mush when heated on the grill.